You know you are getting old when you start saying “back when I was young”. Well, I must be getting old because back when I was young, coffee was a cheap drink which you either drank black or took with cream and/or sugar. Then came artificial sweetener, first in the pink envelopes and then you got a choice of pink, blue or yellow. Still coffee was a pretty basic drink that tasted, well, like coffee.
Then some smart business person figured out that if you flavored the coffee with syrup it not only attracted more drinkers, you could sell it for more, a lot more. It has gotten to the point that “cutting your daily latte” has become a metaphor for a small change in your life that can save you a lot of money. The trouble is, most of us don’t want to cut our daily latte, we like it. Instead of cutting it, I propose making it at home. Play around with mixing strong coffee, hot milk and one of these syrups until you find the mix that is right for you and the best coffee syrup flavors.
DaVinci Gourmet Syrup,French Vanilla
For French Vanilla lovers this may be one of the best coffee syrup flavors. It is creamy and custard-like and is sweetened with Splenda. You can use it is coffee, cafe drinks, frappes, desserts and more. Each bottle contains twelve servings if used as directed, though some users get good results with less.
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Sugar-Free, Mocha
The best coffee syrup flavors for those who love chocolate may include Jordan’s. The bottle is made to work with most syrup pumps, so if you have one of those it makes adding syrup to your drink much easier. It is sweetened with sucralose and it does not taste like a sugar-free product. Nevertheless, it has zero calories per serving.
If the best coffee syrup flavor to you is no syrup, just flavor, particularly chocolate flavor, Rich Dark Chocolate Flavoring by Flavor Essence is one you should try. Rather than being a syrup with artificial sweeteners and gums, it is a mixture of water, alcohol and natural flavor. It gives the coffee a secondary taste but you sweeten it as much as you want with the product you prefer. Flavor Essence contains no common allergens and can used by vegans, diabetics and athletes.
Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack
If “All of them” is your answer when asked what the best coffee syrup flavors are, then the variety pack by Torani is for you. Torani is one of the most popular brands used in coffee shops and this variety pack includes sugar-free versions of vanilla, caramel, raspberry, hazelnut, Irish coffee and chocolate. The syrups are sweetened with Splenda.
Torani Hazelnut SyrupHazelnut is a traditional complement to coffee and those who love it will consider this one by Torani to be the best of the coffee syrup flavors. Just add about half an ounce to an eight ounce cup of coffee and enjoy the rich aromatic taste. You can use it in hot coffee or iced, and some people even like it in tea.
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups – Pumpkin Spice
When it comes to picking the best coffee syrup flavors, Pumpkin Spice is either a favorite or absolutely hated; there doesn’t seem to be much in the middle. If you are one who loves pumpkin spice coffee, try Jordan’s Skinny Syrups. It is gluten free and you can use most pumps with it. Like Jordan’s other syrups it is flavored with sucralose and can be used not only in coffee but also in other drinks or in making desserts.
Starbucks Caramel Flavored Syrup
Starbucks made the flavored coffees famous so many think they have the best coffee syrup flavors. This caramel syrup is the same one used in their stores and it comes with a pump dispenser. This is the full-octane deal, made with plenty of real sugar but no high fructose corn syrup.
What are the best coffee syrup flavors? Why the ones you like best of course. I prefer Starbucks Caramel Flavored Syrup because it tastes great on ice cream and because I make my own caramel macchiatos. Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Sugar-Free, Mocha is also great on ice cream, and since it is sugar free, I can eat twice as much ice cream, right?